38"1You have heard that it was said, '2AN EYE FOR AN EYE, AND A TOOTH FOR A TOOTH.'39"But I say to you, do not resist an evil person; but 3whoeverslaps you on your rightcheek, turn the other to him also.40"If anyone wants to sue you and take your ashirt, let him have your bcoatalso.41"Whoevercforces you to go onemile, go with him two.42"4Give to him who asks of you, and do not turnaway from him who wants to borrow from you.43"5You have heard that it was said, '6YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR7and hate your enemy.'44"But I say to you, 8love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,45so that you may dbe 9sons of your Fatherwho is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sendsrain on the righteous and the unrighteous.46"For 10if you lovethose who love you, whatrewarddo you have? Do not even the taxcollectorsdo the same?47"If you greetonly your brothers, whatmore are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentilesdo the same?48"Thereforee11you are to be perfect, as your heavenlyFather is perfect.